PC and Mac Users Can Add Up to 500GB of Removable Capacity to a Laptop or Desktop for Less than US$180.00
Verbatim Americas, LLC an industry leader in the data storage industry for 40 years, announced today its new SureFire line of portable combo FW800/USB2 HDDs. Available now with capacities of 250GB, 320GB and 500GB, the rugged palm-sized drives combine power, convenience and the reliability of the Verbatim brand with a compact, sleek design. With the ability to plug the drives into almost any computer, Windows and Mac users can quickly and cost-effectively increase the storage capacity of their laptop or desktop system, or quickly transfer large files between computers.
The bus-powered drives are equipped with one USB 2.0 port, and one FireWire 800 port to deliver high-speed transfer rates of up to 800MB/sec. for FireWire 800 connections and 480MB/sec. when connected with USB 2.0 — without requiring an AC power adapter. Ready to use right out of the box, all cables are included.
Housed in a stylish yet durable black aluminum-extruded case with a fingerprint-resistant matte finish, the 2.5″ drive features a 5400rpm spindle speed and 8MB of cache memory to optimize performance. A black protective carrying case designed to match the sleek lines of the SureFire HD is also included.
Verbatim’s new SureFire portable HDDs weigh 0.41 lbs. (186g), and measure 3.13″ x 5.0″ 0.66″ (81mm x 128mm x 15mm), making them easy to transport from system to system and place to place.
Verbatim SureFire Portable FW800/USB HDDs are ready to use with Mac OS X Leopard’s Time Machine backup application and can be easily reformatted for PCs.
Availability and Pricing
Verbatim’s 320GB and 500GB SureFire Portable FW800/USB HDDs are compatible with Windows 2000, XP or Vista systems as well as Mac OS X 10.1 or higher systems. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty, the new portable drives are available through Verbatim retail and distribution channels, including the Apple stores. The suggested retail pricing is US$109.99 for the 250GB version, US$139.99 for the 320GB version and US$179.99 for the 500GB drive. The complete package includes a SureFire hard drive, FireWire 800-800, FireWire 800-400, USB 2.0 and USB power cable for systems limiting power over the USB port, a carrying case and a user guide.